Inspire Motion

Cultural Competence program for health professionals.

Become a host or volunteer and help inspire motion in your community!


Training Benefits

Basic Framework 






Teaching License

Licensee Workbook






Host Access

How to become a certified Inspire Motion host?

STEP 1                                  Register for an Inspire Motion course.

STEP 2                            Complete your training.

STEP 3                                  Create your account on The Compass: Our online market and networking application.

STEP 4                                  Post your first event.

STEP 5                                 Start hosting!

Our Courses


Basic II: Clinician Training

Audience: Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants


Title: Inspire Motion Basic II: Applying soft skills to maximize the outcomes of hard science.

Instructor(s): Maria Aguila, PT, DPT; Jazmine Tooles, PT, DPT

Format: Combination of live virtual instruction and individual study.

Contact Hours: 8 Hours (6: 1 hour 20-minute sessions).

     DE Approval Number: PHY-AC-033523-0099325 Approval Date: 5/19/21-5/19/23

     NJ Approval Number: Application Pending

     PA Approval Number: Application Pending

Assessment: Discussion, Q & A, Pre/Post Assessment

Description: Building trust in our healthcare system means we cannot be strangers to the communities we serve. As healthcare providers, it is important to develop positive interactions with people before they need treatment. Physical Therapists and Physical Therapy Assistants are some of the frontline workers many communities are unfamiliar with, and some of our expertise such as wellness services, are not always reimbursed. This is a reflection of our reactive healthcare model which continues to fuel health disparities. Understanding the cause of health disparities is a process to improve equity towards just delivery of healthcare. These issues cannot be addressed with just one solution. We need to promote health education, increase awareness of health careers and services, and integrate wellness programs to diverse communities through a collaborative team effort.

Session I: Introduction to Cultural Competence

Session II: Building Healthy Teams

Session III: Share the Magic of Motion

Session IV: Promote Healing Through Motion

Session V: Help others Heal People and Change Lives

Session VI: The ethics of outreach and dealing with SDOH

SAVE THE DATES. Registration opens October 15, 2021.

Thursdays, February 17 – March 24, 2021    7:00 PM -8:30 PM

Thursdays, March 31- May 5, 2021                7:00 PM -8:30 PM

Space limited! Minimum 10. Max 20.


Basic I: Student Volunteer Program

Audience: PT/PTA Students

Provides students with online learning modules and service learning opportunities as part of didactic cultural competence curriculum completed under the mentorship of a Senior Navigator. 


Launching Spring 2022.

Advance I: Educator Training

Audience: PT/PTA Educators

Provides educators with cultural competence focused content and allows certified Navigator to offer Explore Motion programming as part of a didactic cultural competence curriculum to students.


Launching Fall 2022. 



Provides licensed providers and students the opportunity to participate in an Explore Motion event under the supervision of an Inspire Motion member. Volunteers are NOT eligible to offer Explore Motion programs.

View upcoming volunteer opportunities!

Meet The Team

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Maria Aguila, PT, DPT


Inspire Motion Faculty


Jazmine Tooles, PT, DPT


Stay in Motion Director

About Us

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Fatmata Kabia, MPA, EdD (c)

Senior Navigator Instructor


Maria Aguila, PT, DPT received her BSPT degree at the FEUNRMF School of PT in the Philippines in 1999. She worked in the Pharmaceutical Industry for three years then migrated to the United States to practice PT. She earned her DPT at Rutgers School of Health Professions in Newark, NJ in 2009. Maria together with her husband Ben, a fellow PT, opened their outpatient orthopedic clinic in Jersey City, NJ serving their local community to this day. She is also an Adjunct Instructor at the Rutgers Newark DPT Program for Therapeutic Exercises. She serves as Council Director for the APTANJ as liaison to the Cultural Diversity Committee and to the PT/PTA Schools in NJ. She is also a founding officer and Secretary of a non- profit alumni organization, FUTURE Foundation, which aims to advocate for the PT Profession globally. She has participated and lectured in various topics locally and Internationally. She was a recipient of the First FEUNRMF Most Outstanding Alumni Award in Career Achievement in 2016,  the Societal Impact Award from the APTA National in 2019 and Rutgers Distinguished Alumni Award in 2019. Maria and Ben with their kids, Christian and Chelsea also serves in their local parish in Livingston, NJ.


Jazmine Tooles, PT, DPT is a Physical Therapist with experience in the Acute Rehab, Inpatient Rehab, Outpatient, Assisted Living, and Skilled Nursing clinical setting. Her interests include traumatic brain injury, vestibular dysfunction, stroke and orthopedics. She is a trained Functional Work Capacity Evaluator, Tai Chi Instructor and former BIANJ Support Group Coordinator. As a lifetime Girl Scout, Dr. Tooles has extensive experience developing and hosting community events with up to 100 participants. Engaged in diversity initiatives since childhood, Dr. Tooles is a former American Conference on Diversity (formerly known as “Anytown” Lead for Diversity) participant, Temple’s National Council of Negro Women member, University of Delaware's Black Graduate Student Association member, formerly chaired APTANJ’s Cultural Diversity Committee, and currently chairs PPTA’s Minority Affairs Committee. Dr. Tooles also leads Einstein’s Healthcare Network Cultural-Diversity Special Interest Group and is the host of Einstein Voices: A Staff Podcast on DEI topics. She is an Adjunct Professor at Temple University, guest lecturers for various Physical Therapy programs, has been a Clinical Instructor and presented at conferences locally as well as nationally.

Fatmata Kabia, MPA, EdD (c) received her Master of Public Administration degree from Rutgers University.  She is currently completing her EdD in Educational Leadership focused on higher education.  Her research interests include diversity, equity, and inclusion policies and practices in higher education, the "education gap" in graduate education, and holistic admissions strategies.  Ms. Kabia serves on the APTAnj Cultural Diversity Committee.  Currently, she is the Co-Chair of Admissions at Rutgers Doctor of Physical Therapy South Program.  She has co-presented with Drs. Aguila and Tooles during the 2020 Combined Section Meeting's Educational Session on "Physical Therapy As a Culturally Diverse and Inclusive Profession: Building the Foundation" and she presented a poster during the conference entitled "Transforming Admissions in a Doctor of Physical Therapy Program through a Holistic Approach".  Ms. Kabia presented at 2021 CSM on "All Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Arrows Point to Holistic Review in Admissions: A Panel on Implementation".